Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday Happenings

Yesterday and today, I spent most of my time in the sewing room preparing for future projects.
I cut for 4 QOV pillowcases (pattern here). This will be nice for when I have a few minutes that I can just pick up the pieces and sew! The pillowcases will be the travelling cases for my quilts when I ship them.

Did you hear?! Bonnie Hunter is arriving in Wisconsin this weekend! I am so very fortunate to be able to take two of her workshops and attend a lecture next week!

Workshop #1 will be 'My Blue Heaven'. I plan on using blues and creams like Bonnie's since I already had the blues cut for another project that got shifted to the back burner. That meant I was cutting cream strips. I'm not planning on making my quilt as big as Bonnie's so these strips should give me a good beginning! I am taking this workshop through The Oconomowoc Quilt Guild.

Workshop #2 will be 'Virginia Bound' from her book, Scraps and Shirttails. I plan on using my treasure bag of greens and reds for a Holiday quilt. I already have the reds cut from the same back burner project as above, so I have also been pressing greens. This workshop I am taking through The Piecing Friendship Guild. Again, this is just a start and I will add more fabric as needed.

Since I was cutting, I also added to my growing collection of 2.5 inch strip R/W/B coins for our 'Strip Poker' game day in January 2009. I thought I would show the guild girls how I made my coins as it is easier to 'see' it in person than only a 'word' explanation (well~ at least for me!).


Judy S. said...

You are SO productive, Pat. All I managed to accomplish today was getting my flu shot and groceries plus tutoring my student..... I guess I've been spending too much time on the computer! Have fun in those workshops!

Sue R said...

Oh boy, workshops! I hope you have a grand time, and I can't wait to see how your quilts turn out! Bonnie's last post said she was in Illinois, so she must be headed your way.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Are you going to have fun or what??!! Take lots of pictures, and explain the strip poker to me.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

Glad to see you back on your feet. I'm feeling myself again too. Have a wonderful time with Bonnie. Wish I could join you!

mamaspark said...

I can't believe how much you got done! Maybe you need to show us how to play "strip poker" and how to make the coins? Maybe we want to see it too, huh? You are so lucky to be able to take workshops (yes plural) from Bonnie. You better take loads of photos!

Sorry about how things worked out for the Badgers last week. What on earth was your coach thinking taking BOTH of his time outs and giving us all that time to get ready for that amazing, game winning kick??

Finn said...

Wow Pat, you've been a busy gal! I love that you are getting to take classes from Bonnie. Wish I were close enough to do so, but that's really a haul from up here in Western WI. Enjoy! I'll be excited to see your projects. Hugs, Finn

Cher said...

oh you lucky, lucky girl...workshops with Bonnie! love that you are using already cut strips and I know you will have a fabulous time- take lots of photos!!!!